The Subernarekha basin in Jamshedpur

A long-standing dispute between the state government and Tata Steel over the cess on water from Subernarekha and Kharkai basin in Jamshedpur seems to have reached an amicable solution, with the steel major agreeing to pay Rs 40 crore.

Ranchi, Oct. 20: The state

Ranchi: Upcoming buildings in the city will have to include a water harvesting plan in their design to get the approval of the government henceforth.

After constant deliberation of the Rotarians of the state for two years, the state government has finally agreed to make water-harvesting mandatory for every urban building.

The Singur shock for Bengal seems to have taught Jharkhand to tread cautiously when it comes to making room for industries.

Jamshedpur: The organic tussar silk produced in Kuchai-Kharsawan has now got patent, making Jharkhand the first state in India to obtain the same.

The Jharkhand government had applied to a US-based firm, Onecert Asia, for the patent. The firm affiliated to Agriculture Produce Export Development Agency (OPEDA) gave its approval on October 13.

Ranchi, Oct. 16: The Jharkhand adviser to N.C. Saxena, Supreme Court commissioner for food security, would send his report on the alleged hunger death of eight Birhors in Chatra district to the apex court on Friday.

Ranchi: Steel major ArcelorMittal was today able to break the ice with over 200 villagers of Khunti and Gumla districts where it is scouting for land to set up mega steel and power projects with an investment of over Rs 40,000 crore.

Jamshedpur: Cement major ACC Limited has decided to extend waste management solutions to local industrial units in the steel city and its adjoining areas.

Dhanbad: The public investment bureau (PIB) has shown the green light to a Rs 6,997-crore Jharia rehabilitation package and it is just a matter of time before the Union Cabinet puts its stamp of approval. But the million dollar question is who will convince some 400,000 residents to evacuate the danger zone, where an underground fire has been raging for more than 90 years?

To create better employment opportunities in remote rural pockets, the Dhalbhum forest division has decided to adopt 10 tribal villages in East Singhbhum as a part of the Integrated Village Farming Scheme launched by the government this fiscal.